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Ellicott City, MD Chimney Sweeping Services

January 17, 2018
Chimney Services

When you think of chimney sweeping, there’s no doubt you’re picturing the musical number in Mary Poppins. However, chimney sweeping is a real and necessary aspect of owning a fireplace. Without a swept chimney, you could be risking your entire home. Chimney sweeping is a dusty, dirty, and potentially dangerous job. For this reason, you […]

How to Source and Season Firewood

January 10, 2018

Collecting wood for your fireplace or wood stove may seem like an easy task, but finding good wood isn’t as simple as you’d think. Firewood must be seasoned before it can safely be burned, and finding it can be difficult. Let’s look at ways to source and season your own supply of firewood. Sourcing Firewood […]

Building a Fireplace

January 3, 2018

Building a fireplace is a complicated process with little room for error. Because fireplaces house fires, it is essential for the fireplace to be built with care and precision. Years of experience and expertise are important when selecting a Maryland fireplace supplier. Let’s look a little more closely at how a fireplace is built, so […]

Should I Install an Electric Fireplace?

December 27, 2017

An electric fireplace is a newer, attractive way to add a fireplace to a home. They’re safe, beautiful, and offer so many different aesthetic options. However, are there downsides to an electric fireplace? How much do they cost? What negatives do they bring to the table? When searching for the perfect fireplace for your home, […]

Chimney Safety: Prevention Goes a Long Way

December 21, 2017
Chimney Services

During this colder time of the year, it’s extremely comforting and welcoming to have a roaring fireplace. For many families, a fireplace provides a significant portion of the home’s warmth during the winter, so it’s going to get a lot of use. While there are many bright sides to owning a fireplace, you must also […]

A Hearth for the Holidays

December 13, 2017

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire… these lyrics bring back warm memories and happy thoughts. Having a crackling fire to enjoy during the holiday season can add to the ambiance of your home, and provides a great area for festive holiday decor. As always, safety is of utmost importance, especially during the holidays. Let’s look […]

Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Fireplace

December 4, 2017

Having a fireplace in your home adds to the overall aesthetic and provides an alternative heating source for your family. But not all fireplaces are pleasing to the eye, many home’s have existing fireplaces that are outdated, inefficient, and sometimes even unsafe. Let’s look at some easy ways to upgrade your current fireplace to make […]

Five Signs of Fireplace Troubles

November 28, 2017

With colder temperatures quickly descending upon us in Maryland, it’s that time of the year to build our first fire of the season. But there are some things that need to be done in preparation for that first fire. Inspecting your fireplace for any signs of damage is an important part of fireplace maintenance. Cracks […]

Fireplace Decorating Tips For the Season

November 22, 2017

Chilly nights are giving way to cold nights as we approach the beginnings of the holiday season. It’s almost time for the snowfall to start making its first appearance, which means more time around the fireplace! So let’s figure out how best to decorate your fireplace for “the season”. The key is knowing how to […]

Fireplace Accessories to Protect Your Home

November 15, 2017

Having a fireplace in your home can be a wonderful thing. Whether you want more localized heat in an area of your home or you just want the ambiance of a glow from a warm fire, having a fireplace adds value and aesthetics. But having a fireplace without the appropriate accessories can spell disaster for […]

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